Jasmin Wagner

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In Escherichia coli, the dinB gene is required for the SOS-induced lambda untargeted mutagenesis pathway and confers a mutator phenotype to the cell when the gene product is overexpressed. Here, we report that the purified DinB protein is a DNA polymerase. This novel E. coli DNA polymerase (pol IV) is shown to be strictly distributive, devoid of(More)
OBJECTIVE MicroRNAs are important intracellular regulators of gene expression, but also circulate in the blood being protected by extracellular vesicles, proteins, or high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Here, we evaluate the regulation and potential function of HDL- and low-density lipoprotein-bound miRs isolated from healthy subjects and patients with coronary(More)
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is the most important regulatory system of electrolyte homeostasis and blood pressure. We report here the development of transgenic rats carrying the human angiotensinogen TGR-(hAOGEN) and human renin TGR(hREN) genes. The plasma levels and tissue distribution of the transcription and translation products from both genes(More)
Most organisms contain several members of a recently discovered class of DNA polymerases (umuC/dinB superfamily) potentially involved in replication of damaged DNA. In Escherichia coli, only Pol V (umuDC) was known to be essential for base substitution mutagenesis induced by UV light or abasic sites. Here we show that, depending upon the nature of the DNA(More)
In the heart of uremic animals and patients, the number of capillaries per volume of myocardium is reduced. Immunohistochemical studies demonstrated increased cardiac endothelin-1 (ET-1) expression in the left ventricle of uremic animals. Therefore, whether treatment with a selective ET(A)-receptor antagonist prevented such capillary-myocyte mismatch was(More)
AIMS/BACKGROUND All components necessary for the formation of angiotensin II, the biologically active product of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), have been demonstrated in ocular tissue or vitreous and subretinal fluid. The tissue concentrations of renin were too high to be explained by admixture of blood. This raises the possibility of an intraocular(More)
The dinB gene of Escherichia coli is known to be involved in the untargeted mutagenesis of lambda phage. Recently, we have demonstrated that this damage-inducible and SOS-controlled gene encodes a novel DNA polymerase, DNA Pol IV, which is able to dramatically increase the untargeted mutagenesis of F' plasmid. At the amino acid level, DNA Pol IV shares(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of angiotensin II receptor AT1 blockade on blood pressure, gene expression and pathomorphology of transgenic rats harbouring the mouse Ren-2 gene [TGR(mREN2)27], that develop fulminant hypertension while exhibiting suppressed components of the circulating renin-angiotensin system. DESIGN TGR(mREN2)27 were treated orally with(More)
BACKGROUND In is generally held that renal failure results in blood pressure (BP)-independent structural changes of the myocardium and the vasculature. The contribution, if any, of endothelin (ET) to these changes has been unknown. METHODS We morphometrically studied random samples of the left ventricle myocardium and small intramyocardial arteries in(More)
Transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta 1) overexpression plays a key role in the glomerular accumulation of extracellular matrix proteins in renal disease. Retinoids have previously been shown to significantly limit glomerular damage in rat experimental glomerulonephritis. Therefore, the effects of all-trans retinoic acid and isotretinoin on the(More)